IHSW... it was a busy weekend!
Here is my slightly late IHSW update....
We had a bit of a family drama on Saturday (all turned out well in the end, luckily) so not as much stitching was done as I had planned to do, although I did finish some stitching for an exchange (so sorrry, no pics).
On Sunday, TraderVic and I drove up to Monbulk in the Dandenong Ranges with DS1 to pick up an amp which he had bought on ebay.
It is so pretty up there:
DS1 shouted us to lunch at The Mountain Grande Tearooms, I found this review on a foodie's blog, here.
We had a delicious lunch and devonshire tea and I also bought a pretty to hang my keys on:
But what about your stitchy progress which you can show us? I hear you say. Well, here is my BEFORE photo of Day 2 of Santa's 12 Days of Christmas:
.... and here is my AFTER IHSW photo:
I am pretty pleased with my progress - a few sessions on the train on the way to work this week and I will be done!
Last night my DF, Marie (of walking around Princes Park each Sunday morning fame) and I went to see the movie "The Sessions". It is about a man disabled by polio who despite living most of his life in an iron lung, has a keen wit, a great sense of humour and is a poet. At the age of 38 he hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity. It was written and directed by a Melbourne filmmaker, Ben Lewin, himself a survivor of polio. It won some awards at the Sundance Festival. It is a beautiful, humourous, yet moving film (it brings you to tears at times) and is most thought-provoking as well. I can highly recommend it.
.... and just to finish, here is my gorgeous Furio, lying all dappled in the sun, I wonder if he dreams of being a lion on the savannah?
Have a great day everyone,